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Gender, Development, and Humanitarian Work

Edited By Caroline Sweetman
ISBN: 9780855984571
While the difficulties of integrating gender equity goals into interventions are acknowledged, the authors argue that gender-blind responses can further endanger the survival of women and their families and their long term position in society and also deny them the opportunity of exercising their potential as peace-builders.

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  • Synopsis
    Conflict, displacement and natural disasters are experienced differently by men and women from the different risks and vulnerabilities they face during disasters to their changing roles, relationships, responsibilities and resources in preparing for and coping with crisis. Despite this differences between men’s and women’s needs are not always fully integrated into humanitarian interventions. Addressing gender issues from the outset can make the difference between success and failure. This collection of articles explores the interface between gender and humanitarian work. Several contributors focus on humanitarian activity during natural disasters or analyse responses to conflict. Others consider the post-crisis period of reconstruction and provide lessons and recommendations for conflict resolution and peace-building. While the difficulties of integrating gender equity goals into interventions are acknowledged, the authors argue that gender-blind responses can further endanger the survival of women and their families and their long term position in society and also deny them the opportunity of exercising their potential as peace-builders.
  • Table of Contents
    Editorial
    Caroline Sweetman, Fiona Gell, and Deborah Clifton

    Saving and protecting lives by empowering women
    Deborah Clifton and Fiona Gell

    Contested terrain: Oxfam, gender and the aftermath of war
    Suzanne Williams

    Gender, conflict and building sustainable peace: recent lessons in Latin America
    Caroline O.N.Moser and Fiona C. Clark

    Empowering women through cash relief in humanitarian contexts
    Hisham Khogali and Parmjit Takhar

    Healing the psychological wounds of gender-related violence in Latin America: a model for gender-sensitive work in post-conflict contexts
    Helen Leslie

    Gender and power relations in a bureaucratic context: female immigrants from Ethiopia in an absorption centre in Israel
    Esther Hertzog

    Gendering ethnicity in Kyrgyzstan: forgotten elements in promoting peace and democracy
    L.M.Handrahan

    Reconstructing roles and relations: women's participation in reconstruction in post-Mitch Nicaragua
    Sarah Bradshaw

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    Compiled by Nittaya Thiraphouth

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    Editor Caroline Sweetman
    Number of Pages 100
    Format Paperback / softback
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